Social mobility and individual wellbeing
25 July 2019, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
In this seminar, Professor Tak Wing Chan discusses research from his paper, 'Social mobility and the well-being of individuals'.
This event is free.
Jade Hunter, Senior Access Officer (Research)
B171-19 Torrington PlaceLondonWC1E 7HB
Professor Chan's research uses data from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society to test whether intergenerational social mobility has detrimental effects on the quality of social relationships and wellbeing. It uses a range of indicators that measure participation in civic associations, contacts with parents, close personal relationships, social support, and subjective wellbeing.
This seminar provides a space for debate and analysis and is the third event in the Social Mobility and Access to Higher Education series, organised by the UCL Access and Widening Participation team.
About the Speaker
Tak Wing Chan
Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL Institute of Education
A sociologist by background, Professor Chan's main research areas are social stratification and mobility, family and the life course, and the sociology of culture. His current ESRC-funded research project involves comparing household panel data from China, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US, with a special focus on economic inequality and mobility in these countries. Other ongoing projects cover a wide range of topics, including intergenerational relations, cultural omnivores, the causal impact of sibship size on educational attainment, the social gradient of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and field experiments on racial discrimination in the labour market.More about Tak Wing Chan